I love Spring Break. I always have too long of a “to do” list, but I’m always fettered with this incurable laziness – true spring fever. Yesterday was my day to waste time around the house then wander downtown and see what trouble I could cause. Today, being such a beautiful day, I felt the need to get out of the house and walk, ride, explore. Geocaching seemed to be just the ticket.
I decided to only target caches around or in-route to Glassy Mountain near Pickens. There are two caches on the mountain, proper, so I thought that would be the perfect destination – not too far of either a drive or a hike, but sufficiently away from Greenville.
I drove straight to and up the mountain. The views from there are always fantastic. However, my search was fruitless. I could find neither cache on the mountain, and my GPS kept refusing to cooperate. I think it’s time for a new one. I hiked around the mountain, enjoyed the views for awhile, then gave up on both caches.
I’m always looking for quaint sandwich shops or cafes in these little towns for lunch. When it gets down to it, I despise fast food. There was once a three-year period right after Furman where I refused to eat in a fast-food hamburger joint. Unfortunately for today, that didn’t seem to be an option.
There were Rebel flags EVERYWHERE in this town! There was one hanging in the window of the cafe where I thought I might stop, another cafe had a truck with four huge flags on poles rising from the bed, and there was a pawn shop with multiple Rebel flags out front. I finally decided on McDonalds, and half the people in there were wearing T-shirts or something with a rebel emblem. Was there some event I just missed?
I left Pickens and drove north to Pumpkintown in search of another cache. This, too, proved elusive, but I did see wild turkey in a field nearby.